Institutional Ethnography

  • Rehabilitation aims to enable people with disabilities or who are likely to experience disability to participate fully in their daily lives through a set of interprofessional and multimodal measures. Yet, rehabilitation services are embedded within social and healthcare systems that shape what individuals, who are active within these systems, can and may have to do. This chapter introduces Institutional Ethnography, a critical method of inquiry, which aims to explicate what people actually do and experience and how their doings and experiences become organized within textually mediated social relations. For rehabilitation practice and research, Institutional Ethnography is a powerful method to delineate which concepts are dominating institutional practices and to explicate whether these concepts are comprehensive enough to serve not only institutional purposes but account for and respond to the realities of people’s daily lives.

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Author:Birgit Prodinger
Parent Title (English):Rehabilitation in Practice
Place of publication:Singapore
Editor:Christopher M. Hayre, Dave J. Muller, Paul M. W. Hackett
Document Type:Part of a Book
Publication Year:2022
Tag:Institutional Ethnography; Ontology of the social; Ruling relations; Social organization; Standpoint; Work
First Page:55
Last Page:66
faculties / departments:Fakultät für Angewandte Gesundheits- und Sozialwissenschaften